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Video on Tax Appeals
Video on Tax Appeals
Appraisal Assessment Appeal
This video walks you through the process of preparing and presenting your Assessment Appeal of your Property Tax Assessment at your county Board of Equalization or Assessment Appeals Board.
Click the links below to view the video segments.
Decline In Market Value
Base Year Value
Reassessment After Calamity
Escape Assessment And Roll Changes
Filling Out The Application
Preparing For Your Hearing
See county online profile for complete details on Tax Appeals
Fresno County Tax Appeals
Beginning in 2007 there has been a significant reduction in the value of real estate in Fresno County. Because of this, Fresno County has reduced the assessed value of over 80,000 properties. If you purchased your property between 2002 and 2008, it is likely that the current fair market value of your property has dropped below the assessed value calculated under Proposition 13. What this mean? Your property tax needs to be lowered.
Fresno County Assessment Appeal from
July 2nd through November 30th
Do you think your property's taxes are too high? Please do the following:
The videos on the left side of this site are supplied by Fresno County. They are full of good information that you need to know if you plan a tax appeal.
The Potential Average Annual Savings over-assessed property-owners in Fresno county can secure is $370. The average property tax bill in Fresno county is ~$1,500, so this $370 represents a property tax savings of 25%. Of course, properties that are worth more can obtain a higher amount of savings:
The Factored Base Year (Prop. 13) Value in the "Proposition 13 Value" row is based on the market value of your property when it was acquired, plus any new construction, plus an inflation factor of no more than 2% per year. Sometimes the market value of a property falls below its Prop 13 value. Prop. 8 allows the Assessor to enroll temporary declines in value.
The Prop. 8 value represents the estimated market value of your property as of the lien date. Once reduced, each property's value must be reviewed annually on January 1 to compare its current market value to its Prop. 13 value. The lower of the 2 values will become the taxable value for that year. While the Prop. 13 value can increase no more than 2% each year, there is no such limitation on the Prop 8 value. Therefore, the taxable value may increase or decrease more than 2% each year, but your assessment can not exceed your Prop. 13 value. Once the market value exceeds the Prop. 13 value, the Assessor will restore your Prop. 13 value as the assessed value.
We can help you with the appeals process if needed. You can download tax reassessment instructions and materials at: Fresno County Home page.
BIG question - Are your Property Taxes too high?? Let's find out. Simply Email me your property's address and owner's name, I'll take a look for you. (no charge) If it appears you are paying too much I'll email you back and let you know. Although Fresno County has been reducing property taxes there are still thousands that have not been touched. (is your home one of them?)
Are your property taxes too high?